Cove’s Carter named to TGCA All-State team for second year
By TJ MAXWELL
Copperas Cove shortstop Jayda Carter was recently named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 6A Softball All-State Team for the second consecutive year.
The junior was selected to the team as a sophomore and returned to the lineup after leading the Lady Dawgs back to the playoffs this year.
Carter finished the district season with a .642 batting average. She had with 27 hits, 24 RBIs, and 16 runs. She also notched four home runs and eight doubles.
Carter joins fellow juniors and District 8-6A rivals Avery Drake and Kaylee Robinson of Belton on the squad.
Also making the squad were freshman Katie Cimusz (Atascocita High School), senior Tiffany Licon (Bowie HS), freshman Abbey Smith (Bowie HS), senior Kyndall Murray (Brazoswood HS), senior Morgan Smith (Brazoswood HS), senior Sydney Owens (Canyon HS), junior Aliyah Pritchett (Canyon HS), senior Brooke Vestal (Canyon HS), junior Sara Vanderford *Deer Park HS – South), junior Saleen Donohoe (Duncanville HS), junior Hope Rodriguez (Edinburg North HS), junior Natalie Rodriguez (Edinburg North HS), senior Brea McElderry (Hendrickson HS), junior Chloe Cobb (Katy HS), senior Kayla Garcia (Katy HS), junior Alyssa LeBlanc (Katy HS), senior Haley Lee (Kingwood HS), senior Madison Lindsey (Kingwood HS), sophomore Mia Cantu (Klein Collins HS), junior Kenedy Hines (Klein Collins HS), junior Katy Schaefer (Klein Collins HS) and junior Jessica Day (Lake Travis HS).